WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA

The Freedom to Have Fun

08/17/2017
STUDENT TRAVEL

Find Your Freedom

Want more freedom than any destination in the U.S.? You’ve come to the right place! Your Greater Williamsburg trip starts here with the freedom to have fun, relax and satisfy your curiosity – all in one awesome trip.

If you think you know what to expect from your trip to Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg, think again. Explore this incredible destination in a totally new way.

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It’s easy to explore Greater Williamsburg when you get a travel with a group.

Love thrilling adventures? Be sure to include our theme parks, zip lines and Segway tours, as well as some of the role-playing games and ghost tours in Colonial Williamsburg. Pro tip for Busch Gardens: The park is spectacular at night. Be sure to stick around after dark for concerts, events and even fireworks!

Looking for a trip that broadens your horizons? Visiting an archaeological dig where you can take home a 3-D printed fossil or sailing on a pirate ship are just a few of the fun things to do in Greater Williamsburg. Tour a re-created Powhatan Indian village and take part in activities Pocahontas herself would have helped with as a child. If you hit a patch of rain, head indoors to explore the Yorktown Victory Center’s amazing exhibits – including the Declaration of Independence Gallery, Witness to Revolution Gallery and Converging at Yorktown Gallery. Also, check out A Time of Revolution, a film about an encampment during the Siege of Yorktown.

And if you want to unwind and relax, we have everything from challenging golf courses and tranquil spas to beautiful hikes and scenic bike rides. Bet you didn’t know you could kayak at Chickahominy Riverfront Park, York River State Park and Little Creek Reservoir. Another smart idea? A trip to America’s second-oldest college, the College of William and Mary. Oh, and the Colonial Parkway – a scenic, 23-mile roadway that connects Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown – has turnouts that provide spectacular views of the James and York rivers. It’s been named an All-American Road by the U.S. Department of Transportation, one of only 27 roads nationwide so designated.

And did we mention the shopping? Greater Williamsburg has several shopping districts filled with chic boutiques, quaint little specialty shops, and more than 150 factory brand-discount and designer outlets for the ultimate shopping experience.  Be sure to check out Merchants Square, located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. It features various shops with items that include gourmet foods, jewelry, clothing, collectibles, toys, wine and more.

Art lovers aren’t left out either. You can discover Williamsburg in a whole new way through our thriving arts scene. Add to your collection, find a unique gift or have fun at one of our many events.

Start planning today – www.VisitWilliamsburg.com
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